People development

“The only thing worse than training your employees and having them leave is not training them and having them stay.” – Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company.

Whatever your company culture, people development can have a positive outcome for your business. Our Manchester-based people development experts start by getting an understanding of your company’s strategic issues, plus your aims and objectives for the business as a whole.

After working with you to assess your internal needs, we can advise on the best development strategy to use, whether it’s about changing the culture of your business following acquisition or helping your managers get more from their teams.

We can create bespoke development training programmes for individuals, teams or entire organisations in order to deliver the change you need.

We have a proven track record of providing businesses with a broad range of recruitment and people development services.

Our training is designed to meet identified development needs, whether it’s a bite-size workshop, one-to-one coaching, a team-building event or a full modular management development program.

Everything we do is practical, focused on achieving your business goals, evaluated and delivered with energy and expertise.

Based on the Confucius saying – “hear and I forget, see and I remember, do and I understand” – our training follows a four-step process of ‘explanation, demonstration, practice, and reflection’ of how to implement the learning in the workplace. We aim to improve workplace behaviours by ensuring benefits are recognised, easy to implement and value gained.

Scroll down to see our full range of people development services. If you would like to discuss your training needs and how our services can benefit your business, call us today.

Management training and development

Whether it’s for existing managers who need to brush up on skills, or staff stepping up into a new role, the Pelican team can deliver modular programmes or one-off skills-camps to boost their skills.

Topics typically include: manager as coach, delegation, advanced communication skills, meetings and briefings, finance for the non-financial manager, managing performance, teamwork and motivation, influencing and impact, managing change.

We can also support the devolvement of traditional HR responsibilities to line managers through training on how to handle the disciplinary process or understanding the legal requirements of handling redundancies.

Executive coaching

Our people development team are experienced in coaching managers from shop floor to board room level using Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) techniques alongside more traditional coaching. Coaching is useful to boost the confidence of those new to a role, help managers struggling with specific issues (either business or personal), or over a period of time to provide a ‘sounding board’ when at a senior level. We can even help with end of career planning.

Psychometric testing

Used for recruitment, internal development or as part of a succession planning programme, psychometric testing is a powerful tool that can be completed online.

When used for recruitment, psychometric tests will measure a candidate’s suitability for a role and identify the extent to which their personality and cognitive abilities match those required.

Our qualified people development experts will use this proven method to measure individuals’ mental capabilities and behavioural style, and feedback to you with a detailed report that will help you build the strongest team possible.

Organisational change

Change, whether a merger, acquisition or re-structure, can be a daunting prospect for employees. Our experts can help you guide your staff through transitions with tailored workshops. These are designed to support managers through periods of change – understanding the process and the personal aspects of how people react to change and how to manage those reactions.

Pelican’s people development team can deliver stand-alone workshops or include organisational change as part of a modular management programme. The workshop includes the design of a staff survey to ascertain cultural climate and recommendations on improvements, and advice on how to take organisations through change following acquisition/merger.

Team building events

A useful tool for new or existing teams, annual team-building events are a great way to deal with specific issues or business planning. Our people development team can deliver tailored events for small groups or whole departments, indoors or outdoors, anywhere in the country.

We can incorporate a variety of tools including team-working styles, communication styles, psychometrics, understanding motivational theories and methods.